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Asphere Manufacturing Expansion

Photonics Spectra
Dec 2010
Barrington, N.J.-based Edmund Optics Inc., an optics, imaging and photonics technology provider, has improved its ability to serve the growing market for aspheric lenses. To increase production and metrology precision, it recently purchased new equipment that places it among the top asphere fabricators worldwide, the company said. The machines were bought for its Pennburg division and are anticipated to increase production capacity by more than 40 percent.


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metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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